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On October 23rd, come out to Richmond’s new art/puppet/performance space LoveBomb to see Poncili Puppets. Poncili have performed multiple times at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective. Now we are helping them to have a show at the new venue!

 

Please bring money to buy merch or donate to the puppeteers!

LoveBomb is at 6 West 21st Street – lovebombrva.com

Doors at 7! Show at 8!

About the puppet show:

Contact:lloredajimena@yahoo.com

Poncili Creacion
west Coast theater and mural tour

Poncili is an art collective from Puerto Rico currently on our third tour of USA, were going down the coast with our show……

SACRED CANDY:

Two old ladies try to direct the order of the world by a mistake interrupted by a shadow of the future that is represented with weight upon our backs.the possibilities apear in all their benevolence and evil . Even the weight becomes life but what seed will sprout from the endless tug of war beetwen the forces of time monsters will lose their shape and babies will cry as they laugh while you watch from your seat!

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A little bit more coverage on the John Smith mural in Richmond by Style Weekly,

http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/no-offense-murals-safe-by-design/Content?oid=1927065

And our full statement we released to the press:

The Wingnut Anarchist Collective’s article in response to the new John Smith mural was based on the lack of critique of colonialism, genocide and racism obvious in the mural or the article written about it. Apparently the artist Gaia was trying to make the piece ironic, but he also admits to not knowing Richmond well and not spending much time on his concept. The irony isn’t obvious, instead of bringing to light prominent figures in indigenous struggle, the artist has chosen to create a carbon copy of an already existing statue dedicated to one of the founders of Native American genocide.

We challenged the mural and successfully initiated conversations about racism – conversations which need to be happening all the time given the ongoing institutional racism in Richmond as is represented in multiple city sponsored monuments to white colonizers (Columbus, John Smith, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, George Washington) and highlighted by the Redskins stadium, environmental racism of Norrell Elementary school, skyrocketing police and jail budgets, and push for a baseball stadium on sacred historic ground in Shockoe Bottom.

We hope that future street art and murals in RVA will be painted by local artists and represent people of color and indigenous struggles, speak out against the status quo and speak for a better, more just society.

LoveHoldLetGo Tour comes to the Wingnut on July 16th!
7pm, all ages, sober

“LoveHoldLetGo“ is a mobile collaborative performance spanning the oral-traditions of poetry, folk music, shadow puppet theater, and the potential of live art to bring communities closer to each other, and to the Earth. “LoveHoldLetGo” is a constellation connected through a cross-country tour aross America by spoken word poet Jess X Chen & folk musician, Beyon.

What You Will See

“SILENCE”
A shadow-puppet spoken word play by Jess X Chen

The Cast is the impossible relationship developed between the last human on Earth and the Earth. The last human’s name is “Silence” she has been uprooted from her home, and replanted on the other side of the world. With time, an impossible intimacy is exchanged amongst the limits of language, the limits of scale, the limits of two lifetimes and they attempt to bring each other to the present. When the Earth mysteriously stops spinning, the world is thrown out of balance, Silence is left shivering on the dark side of her love, desperately trying to understand what happened.

“STILL BORN” 
 A full length solo album by Beyon.
The mind behind lyrics like “all the blackness in the sky are just stars you can’t see without a telescope” continues to excavate cosmic scale, human loss and regeneration. These tracks are searchlights into the corridors of one’s forgotten past, while friends take the form of wooly bear caterpillars who freeze every winter only to thaw in the summer. Like the light of stars, these songs outlive their source, and in their shining, allow a letting go.

http://www.loveholdletgo.com

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